CLP Blog Tours #BookReview: Believing in Bigfoot by JC Miller

Reviewer: Annie

BelievinginBigfootCoverI received a review copy


Reeling from his failed comeback and ruined marriage, washed-out actor Ian James (née Isaac Janowitz) flees Los Angeles for a two-week respite in Northern California’s remote Marble Mountains—Bigfoot country. His time alone in the wilderness begins to peel away the layers of his Hollywood persona. After a fateful meeting with a beguiling woman, Ian begins to question his heart. In a moment of clarity, Isaac ditches his publicist and finds himself in Redding, living with invisibility at the Vagabond Motel. 

Professor Ruth Hill is burnt out teaching photography at Redding’s Shasta College, eager for her upcoming retirement. But for unexplained reasons, despite weekly therapy sessions, her panic attacks have escalated. Her artistic slump persists. Looking back, she regrets a life without risk; looking forward, she dreads a meaningless future. Going over her proof sheets one morning, she stumbles upon a series of striking thumbnails, reigniting her passion and creativity. 

Readers will root for Isaac and Ruth as they grapple with their chance encounter on the mountain and search for meaning in their repellent, yet intense attraction. Their paths do cross again, but when confronted with the possibility of enduring love, Ruth’s cynicism creeps in; Isaac’s self-defeating beliefs take hold. For these two damaged souls, it just may be too late.


What a great read!!  This is the story of two friends, Ruth and Meg.  And, a man named Isaac.  And, all of the interesting characters that surround them.  The whole story unfolded wonderfully!!  JC Miller wrote about them all running away from something….yet, towards something else!

Ruth and Meg are polar opposites, but together they made the type of friendship that grows with you…lasting a lifetime.  The story begins with them hiking in the Marble Mountain’s Wilderness back in 1984, and then leaps ahead 29 years, when they make this same trip to celebrate Meg’s 60th Birthday.  This is when they meet Isaac, who is stowing away on the mountain top to get away from his life in Hollywood.

I was so intrigued by JC Miller’s ability to tell this story without taking up too much time with each moment of their lives…but, you learned what the makeup of each characters heart and soul is.  When she writes about their past it is brief, yet enough for you to see them clearer.  Understand their pains and hopes and their dreams.

I felt a strong connection to the characters, because of the endearing friendship, and the love stories written about on these pages.


4 Stars

JC MillerAuthor Bio

JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an educator and founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast, she resides in Northern California.

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Future Tour: Aqua Alaskan Nights by Amanda S Jones

aqua alaskan nightsAmanda S Jones will be on tour July 7-28 with her romance novel Aqua Alaskan Nights

After losing her job, Hayley struggles to make ends meet and allows her career status to define her. She finds inspiration in successful photographer Trevor Tott, but their professional aspirations clash when she experiences his questionable ethics along with unwanted advances from her overbearing boss. With the help of the ship’s crew, stunning Alaskan backdrops and a leap of faith, they might find business can be mixed with pleasure.

With cameos from favourite Aqua characters Harry and Casey, Amanda Jones weaves a plot that keeps the pages turning. 

Love happens on The Aqua…

Have you jumped in yet? The Aqua series is the ongoing story of the cruise ship Aqua, where crew members such as Chef Amber and Captain Hallmann appear frequently, and other favourites, such as Harry and Casey, make cameo appearances. With each book in the series, the familiar characters and their stories grow and weave cleverly together. You’ll meet Hayley and Trevor again in books for the upcoming Alaskan and Caribbean series as well. Read along the entire series to get to know and understand the cruise ship, its passengers and regular crew members.

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Blog Tour Sign Up: Taking Shots by Toni Aleo

Toni will be on tour in May with her romance novel Taking Shots. This will be an eBook tour only, and you can choose your preference below if you are interested in reviewing the book. Toni will also be available for a guest post or interview, and book excerpts can be provided. Please indicate all features you are interested in below. I will contact everyone chosen to participate. Thank you!

Elli Fisher has never thought she was good enough. Let it be her job, her weight, her love life, nothing, she was convinced she couldn’t do anything right. She had walked through life for the past six years in a daze, never thinking that life could be good again after the abuse she endured from her ex boyfriend. She is lonely, sad, and depressed, that is until she meets Shea Adler. After doing a promotional shoot for the NHL team, the Nashville Assassins, she meets the hunky hockey player who shoots a puck, shattering her world.
Shea Adler was tired of the life he was living outside of the rink. The girls, the money blowing, the drinking, everything had to stop and it all did when he met Eleanor Fisher. He had never met anyone like her. She is feisty, witty, shy, and simply gorgeous. When he laid eyes on her, it was as if he was taking the hardest hit of his life into the boards, and he had to have her.
Elli is a little skeptical of Shea, but he knows that they were meant to be together, and he needed her in his life. But Elli just doesn’t understand what Shea could see in her. She is overweight, loud, and not even that pretty, so why would someone so gorgeous and so amazing want to be with her? It seemed that no matter how hard she tried to shake Shea off, he wasn’t going anywhere, and for the first time Elli didn’t feel alone.
But could Elli throw her insecurities out the window and love Shea with everything inside of her? Or will she let a past relationship, and her family ruin any chance of her being happy?

Would Elli miss her shot at love?

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